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Josephine Griffin (1928–2005)

Josephine Griffin was born on December 13, 1928 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Man Who Never Was (1956), The Purple Plain (1954) and On Such a Night (1956). She was married to Patrick Filmer-Sankey. She died on September 15, 2005 in London. See full bio »

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Known For

The Purple Plain
The Purple Plain Mrs. Bill Forrester
On Such a Night
On Such a Night Virginia
Shop Spoiled
Shop Spoiled Yvonne


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 2010 The Green (Short)
 1956 The Spanish Gardener
Carol Burton
 1956 The Extra Day
Toni Howard
 1956 On Such a Night (Short)
 1955-1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Argyro / Kay / Mary Nolan
- Dimitrios (1956) ... Argyro
- Blue Murder (1955) ... Kay
- Enchanted Doll (1955) ... Mary Nolan
 1955 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie)
 1955 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
- Mossbach Collection (1955) ... Annemarie
 1955 Strange Experiences (TV Series)
 1955 Room in the House
 1955 Patrol Car (TV Series)
Mrs. Masters
- Robbery in the Museum (1955) ... Mrs. Masters
 1954 Shop Spoiled
 1954 The Purple Plain
Mrs. Bill Forrester
 1954 It's Never Too Late (TV Movie)
Tessa Hammond
 1954 Young and Willing
 1953 The House of the Arrow
Ann Upcott
 1951-1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Francine / Joan Brandon / Romo / ...
- The Road (1953) ... Francine
- Michael and Mary (1952) ... Romo
 1952 Music at Night (TV Movie)
 1948 Lady from Edinburgh (TV Movie)

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She acted in Peter Ustinov's play, "The Moment of Truth," at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England with Eric Portman, Brian Wilde, and Cyril Luckham in the cast. John Fernald was director.

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Gentle-faced British leading lady of the 1950's. After marrying the producer Patrick Filmer-Sankey, she retired from acting and in 1966 published a book about the Bayeux Tapestry (as 'Josephine Filmer-Sankey').

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